Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home

7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC


Raymond and Mildred Ward

Five days after Feb. 2, the anniversary of the 78th year of marriage, we sadly announce that Raymond Milton Ward (Sept. 23, 1920 – Jan. 23, 2020) and Mildred Elizabeth Ward (April 11, 1921 - Jan. 28, 2020) passed away at The Residence In Mission, and the Christine Memorial Hospice, respectively. Their long and lovely life together included Dad’s military service in the New Brunswick Rangers, the 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion (including the Normandy Invasion), the Royal Canadian Air Force, B.C.’s Sherriff Service and Consumer Affairs, and many days hunting, fishing, building boats, visiting family and travelling, and telling wonderful stories. A mother of 5, she was a homemaker and sales manager at several jewellery outlets and Simpson Sears until retirement, and many happy days travelling and enjoying family. They are survived by their 3 sons and their families, including 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and many nieces and nephews. They were predeceased by their daughter Rhonda at age 11, and eldest son Robert, age 43. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday May 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM, at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home 7386 Horne Street, Mission. Their companion urn will travel to Sydney, N.S., where they first met.


16 May

Memorial Service

1:00 pm


Raymond and Mildred Ward

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Judy Robson

February 14, 2020

Ray and Millie touched many with their love, no more than me, Millie’s brother’s daughter. From a very young age, really all my life, I’ve felt they wrapped their arms around me.
Ray’s stories, humour, music, quick smile, twinkling eyes, seriousness - with love - make me laugh. We had fun.
Millie, a compliment to this handsome man, her devotion, infectious laugh, eyes full of love, beautiful inside and out, how I enjoyed being buddies. Truly I miss our times together. Oh, the stories that could be told. Yes, we had fun. “Love you more!”
They leave a legacy for which I am so proud. Both are alive in my heart and memory. “Together Always.”

Barry & Gail Merritt

February 9, 2020

We’ve had the privilege of Ray and Millie’s company at many family dinners and family gatherings over the last 30 plus years. It was alway inspiring to witness the love and laughter that was shared over the three, then four, generations of this family. What a privilege to have been included as part of the “extended family”. We know very well how much Ray and Millie will be missed. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to all the Wards. Love to you all, Barry and Gail.

Jackie Ward

February 6, 2020

I will miss you both very much😘 You both were the best father and mother-in-law a daughter in-law could ever hope for🥰 our memories and stories will live on and be passed to your grandchildren and their children who were so lucky to have known you. RIP. We all love you.

Judy (Watson) Robson

February 5, 2020

L to R: Ray Ward, VIP Millie (Watson) Ward, Jane (Watson) Ernst, Jo Anne (Watson) Noblett, Judy (Watson) Robson.
June 2014 Sydney, N.S. 🥰

Gerald Ward

February 4, 2020

Dear Sweet Millie, always had a soft spot in her heart for me.
She would often talk about the first time we met, a little mischievous blue eyed boy looking up at her with his hands in his pockets, something she never forgot and shared with my wife
JoAnne. Also, she was a wonderful, loving wife to my brother.
She enjoyed the company of another wonderful lady my
mother-in-law Mae and her beloved little dog Benji, who had a very limited fan club but loved to cuddle with Millie. Even after Benji came to live with us he always remembered Millie when they came
to visit. Rest In Peace Millie, a life well lived, with your Soul Mate,
The Love Of Your Life and Your Precious Children.
God Bless
Jake & JoAnne

Bruce Ward

February 3, 2020

Clearly an honour to call myself your son. I try to write this but no words seem adequate.
Your heart was broken when you realized the love of your life was soon to pass.
I loved you so and will cherish great memories of the good times and love we shared. With greatest respect, to Mother and to you, I find it is time to say goodbye.

Lynda Ward

February 3, 2020

Uncle Ray may you rest in peace. You were a brave man that many people in your family admired and respected. Your legacy of courage, love and strength will live on through your children and grandchildren. God Bless you all.

Beth Maenpaa

February 3, 2020

Gail Begg

February 3, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Ray. He was a very fine man, loving. He had such a big heart and he loved Aunt Millie very much. I Loved it when he would sing and yodel. The last time he was in Cape Breton in 2010 he made me a leather strap to go over my watch. I really treasure it.

Beth Maenpaa

February 3, 2020

Proud to be your granddaughter